Do you believe in monsters–or aliens, or ghosts…
A neat image surfaced in the media on Friday. (That’s not all that is said to have surfaced.) That attractive monster from Loch Ness was sighted–but in that oh-so-teasingly way that cleanly continues to divide the believers from the skeptics.
Reading about it, both sides have lots of ammo. There have been countless hoaxes–from Bigfoot hoaxes to the Lake George Monster Hoax to those crop circle jokers, to well, other Loch Ness Monster hoaxes.
On the other hand, there have been many, many sightings that are, supposedly, not hoaxes.
Here’s the latest:
What’s interesting, I think, is our fascination with such legends.
Believers in the Loch Ness Monster are aided by their intrigue of something more to this life than meets the eye. Most people, I think, have this fascination, and when invested in a particular legend can really stick to it. It doesn’t mean they’re wrong, but a lot of people have been susceptible to false beliefs as exemplified above.
It’s not just creatures, either. This expands into beliefs of epic scale. If you believe in aliens, then you might believe they’ve visited Earth. Some believe that life on Earth started as an alien experiment. Others believe that Reptilian people live among us today–seriously. Others yet have succumbed to the false belief that the end of the world was to happen already.
Such things offer answers for that which we can’t explain–or that which simply has no clean-cut explanation at all, i.e. when the world’s going to end, the ruling order of the human race (Reptilians), and how we got here. It has a relief component, as well, adding a dimension to life so as to not take too seriously the events that occur in the world before us. It also reminds me of the movie, The Matrix, and the observation within it: that all but a few walk around without a clue of what’s really going on.
None of these urges are abnormal at all–and you can’t blame people for looking for answers–though some do have manifestations that are a bit interesting.
How about you? What do you make of this photo? How about aliens, ghosts, or Reptilians?
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